"Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-air"

The title is barrowed from Francis Schaeffer, referring to modern man's lack of truth on which to stand. Once I heard that, I did notice it had a very Schaefferesque ring to it.

The text: John 18:36-38
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.” Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king
then?”

Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”

Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no fault in Him at all.
Mr. Lawson had more of an outline than Dr. Sproul, so he was easier to take notes from. He started by pointing out that Pilate was being disparaging when he asked, "What is truth?" I had never seen it that way, so it was rather thought provoking.

Point 1 as to why modern man has his feet firmly planted in mid-air: The Rejection of Truth (aka absolute truth). They claim truth is relative...the younger generations are more likely to claim this and reject the idea of absolutes. I thought the term "moral stutterers" rather interesting.  They have no absolutes, and therefore no truth, and no morals. The greatest sin to them is to affirm absolutes, truth, and morals.

Point 2: The Reality of Truth. Truth is reality; the way things really are. Truth is divine (in the sense that God is Truth and every true thing comes from Him), absolute (once again, because if something is truly true, it does not change), objective, singular, eternal (I'm kind of hazy on this one as I didn't actually catch it), authorative, and powerful.

Point 3: The Reception of Truth. One cannot fully accept truth without God opening their minds. Sovereign regeneration is necessary for any man to come to a real knowledge of the truth.

Mr. Lawson closed by affirming God will honor His truth, therefore, we should be bold in speaking it.
 


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